Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Day 11 - Your Favorite Food as a Gift from the Gods

Ben and Jerry are the gods of ice cream so I drew them offering me all my favorite flavors.

Michael loves chewy sprees so he drew the Greek god Hermes offering him some.  So cute!  

Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Contest!!!

Unfortunately I'm running behind on my 30 day drawing challenge.  However, I have lots of time for drawing today so I should be back on track by tomorrow, but in the meantime I have something different that is equally fun.  Susanna Hill's Halloween contest!!!  The rules are as follows: write a 100 word Halloween story appropriate for children using the words spooky, black cat, and cackle.

These contests are always delightful.  There are so many gifted and talented writers who participate so if you would like to read more stories or even join in the fun visit

After much cutting I finally condensed my story to 98 words.  Usually my stories have a pretty low word count, but this is a new record for me!  Thanks for the challenge Susanna!

Paula’s New Friend

Paula the witch was lonely.

She lived in a spooky, haunted house all by herself.

She tried talking to the ghosts, but they were too snooty.

She tried talking to the rats, but they just squeaked and ran away.

She even tried talking to jack – o – lanterns, but all they did was sit.

Then one day she found a black cat outside her door.  He was hungry. 

She gave him a bowl of milk and asked, “Will you be my friend?” 

“Purr” said the cat, and drank his milk.

Paula cackled with glee.  She loved her new friend.

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Halloween everyone!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Day 10 - Something Evolving

I drew a woman who is completely natural who transforms into a woman who wears excessive make-up, straightens her hair, and has had a nose job.

Michael drew a lizard morphing into some kind of carnivorous beast!  It's pretty scary if you ask me!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Day 9 - Draw a Dinosaur

My dinosaur is an oviraptor.  Since all other dinosaurs are dead he steals Easter eggs.  The Easter bunny is his nemesis. 

Michael's monster is fantastic!  It's got the tail of a stegosaurus, neck of a brachiosaurus, feet of a velociraptor, and teeth of a t-rex!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Day 7 - A historical/modern icon satirized using the reason you most admire them.

This is one of my favorite authors, J. R. R. Tolkien, dressed as a hobbit.

This is one of Michael's favorite authors, J. K. Rowling, as a witch.

Day 6 - Hybrid Animal

My hybrid animal is called a Kangaron (a mix between a heron and kangaroo.  

Michael's hybrid animal is a Rabicoon (mix between a rabbit and a raccoon.  He is stealing a bag of marshmallows :)

Day 5 - A President as an Action Figure

I of course chose to illustrate the most bad ass president ever!  Mr. Teddy Roosevelt.  

Unfortunately I misplaced Michael's president picture so we'll have to skip that one for today.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Day 4 - A Small Inanimate Object Coming to Life

I've been thinking about umbrellas lately because I need to buy one.  So naturally it was the first inanimate object to pop into my head.    

We went to the pumpkin patch last weekend and Michael chose to have the green pumpkin he got to come to life.  

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Day 3 - Evil Monster

I love this challenge because it forces me to become in tune with my imagination.  Doing this drawing made me feel like a kid again coming up with my own fantasy world and characters.

Michael evil monsters are a lot more sinister then mine.  I'm afraid my Liberendo Monstrum would not do well up against one of these formidable beasts!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Day 2 - Friendly Monster

My friendly monster is named Gerald.  He's a big sweetheart.  As I was drawing this I kept humming "My Beloved Monster" by the Eels. 

Michael didn't see any reason to stop with one friendly monster so he created an entire world full of friendly monsters!  My younger brother has such a lively imagination.  

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Monday, October 14, 2013

30 Day Drawing Challenge!

I am undertaking an awesome 30 Day Drawing Challenge and I enlisted my 11 year old brother and 13 year old sister to do it with me!  My inner nerd is just bubbling over with excitement because the prompts are AWESOME!!!  I found them on pintrest.  Feel free to join in the fun starting TOMORROW!

Day 1: Self Portrait
Day 2:  Friendly Monster
Day 3:  Evil Monster
Day 4:  A small inanimate object coming to life
Day 5:  A president as an action figure
Day 6:  A hybrid animal
Day 7:  A historical/modern icon satirized using the reason you most admire them.
Day 8:  Close Your Eyes.  Draw Batman.
Day 9:  A dinosaur (read or made up)
Day10:  Something evolving
Day 11:  Your favorite food as a gift from the gods
Day 12:  A Super Hero
Day 13:  A Super Villain
Day 14:  A man eating plant
Day 15:  A Hover Vehicle
Day 16:  A Paladin (representing an religion except Christianity)
Day 17  A devil/demon without lifting your pen
Day 18:  A tank
Day 19:  A president as a zombie 
Day 20:  A robot (any size for any purpose)
Day 21:  Your most influential mentor as a jedi master
Day 22:  A battle suit designed for doing something completely mundane
Day 23:  Your zodiac sign as a great warrior/wizard
Day 24:  A pirate
Day 25:  An idiom literalized
Day 26:  An animal that doesn't exist
Day 27:  An old person doing kung-fu
Day 28:  An alien species that looks bent on human destruction, but is actually peaceful.
Day 29:  A monument of the world coming to life and wreaking havoc on the nearest city capital.
Day 30:  A visual representation of your imagination.